In the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man who died after sustaining spinal injuries in police custody, The Washington Post published a story chronicling his exposure to lead paint as a young child in Baltimore, and the effects it may have had on him.
Gray, his twin sister and mother were part of a lawsuit in a 2009, in which they received a settlement from the property manager because of their exposure to lead.
For over three decades, Kim Dietrich, a professor of environmental health and director of the division of epidemiology and biostatistics at University of Cincinnati, has been following a group of individuals exposed to lead.
He speaks with Here & Now's Robin Young about his research and the relationship between childhood blood-lead concentrations and criminal arrests.
- Kim Dietrich, professor of environmental health and director of the division of epidemiology and biostatistics at University of Cincinnati.
This segment aired on May 7, 2015.